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Radio-Canada drops hockey

<<On Fri, 31 May 2002 09:28:26 -0700 (PDT), Kevin Vahey <kvahey@yahoo.com> said:

> after 50 years, SRC ( the French CBC network ) has
> dropped the long running series.

The article you referenced notes that `La Soiree du Hockey' began in
October of 1952.  This probably makes it the very first sports
programming on French-language television in Canada, since it was in
1952 that Canada's first French-language television station, CBFT 2 in
Montreal, went on the air.  CBFT made its debut a few months after
Toronto's CBLT, and for the first couple of years (until January 10,
1954, when CBMT 6 signed on) CBFT broadcast programs in both